Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Finally: Connie Johnson becomes first Democrat Senate candidate


State Senator Constance Johnson (D-Forest Park) today announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Dr. Tom Coburn (R-Muskogee). She becomes the first announced Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate this year.

Johnson at her announcement press conference this morning

Back in January, Sen. Johnson told KRMG she thinks her push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma could help her win the seat.

A crowd of Republicans are running for the seat as well, led by Congressman James Lankford, State Rep. T.W. Shannon, and former state sen. Randy Brogdon.

1 comment:

TUSK America said...

This is a fascinating race, but we should also be looking at the race for Congressman Lankford's House seat.

One of the candidates is Representative Mike Turner, who posted this to his Facebook earlier today: “I’m gettin mad lulz in at rinos squawking like chickens because their being weaned off generous subsidies.”

That doesn't sound at all like an aspiring US Congressman and concerns me about the future of politics in this state.